Paul Cocksedge has designed a permanent light installation for London's Bureau - a new development at 90 Fetter Lane that comprises a mix of office and retail space. The piece continues the studio's explorations into paper, and how it can be manipulated from a flat plane into a sculptural form.
Following on from Manuscript in Beijing, and Bourrasque in Lyon, Paul Cocksedge has created a series of mirror-polished stainless steel 'pages,' that echo the burnished metal cladding of Bureau's interiors. It takes inspiration from paper's changing relevance in both our lives and the offices we work in. The suspended and glowing metal pages welcome guests into the building's reception, scrolling up the interior of the lobby and hanging overhead.
"When we get a commission in London it energises us, because we're so connected to the city and its space," commented Paul Cocksedge, who worked with Evans Randall Investors on the project. "This piece feeds into a strand of work we've been focused on for several years, exploring what paper means as a tactile material, and how it can be transformed. It reflects on the ways our working lives are changing, and the role paper has played, and continues to play, in that."
Photography: Mark Cocksedge